Johor Bahru, September 7, 2017 ‚Äď Residents within Bandar Dato' Onn and the surrounding areas will get to enjoy spectacular shopping experiences with the official opening of AEON's 6th mall in Johor, the AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Onn. The AEON Mall is designed to offer shoppers a comfortable destination to spend quality time with family and friends, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Onn is set to encapsulate all the excitement from shopping, dining and leisure with the calmness of nature, to relaxation of life improvement experiences coupled with the energy of active sports with the establishment of the outdoor fitness park.
Located just 25 minutes of drive time from Johor Bahru town centre, the AEON Mall Bandar Dato‚Äô Onn occupies a built-up area of over 1.2 million square feet and has about 600,000 square feet of net lettable area to house 150 retail outlets, spanning over three retail floors, coupled with 2,300 parking bays to cater to customers when the doors open.
Commenting at the official opening of the AEON Mall Bandar Dato Onn, Mr. Poh Ying Loo, the Executive Director of AEON CO. (M) BHD. said, ‚ÄúThe opening of the 6th AEON Mall in Johor, signifies the tremendous support that we have received from Johoreans and Singaporeans, which also reflects their positive approach on the amazing shopping experiences. We are indeed honoured to be their preferred shopping destination".
"At AEON, we have gone beyond just offering shopping experiences, we have taken a step further to incorporate healthy lifestyle by introducing an outdoor fitness park and jogging track. We want to create a conducive environment for our customers to engage in outdoor activities towards cultivating a healthy living as they shop and exercise with their loved ones,‚ÄĚ concluded Mr. Poh Ying Loo.
With the official opening of the Mall, customers will be treated to a 4-day extravaganza of lights as AEON Mall Bandar Dato‚Äô Onn is transformed into a spellbinding wonderland of dancing lights creating merriment and excitement to those around the mall and the surrounding areas.
The AEON Mall was officiated by YBhg. Datuk Iskandar bin Sarudin, the Chairman of AEON CO. (M) BHD. in the presence of Mr. Poh Ying Loo and Mr Hiroyuki Kotera, the Executive Directors of AEON CO. (M) BHD.
"Like every other AEON Mall, there is a unique concept that sets AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Onn apart from the others. This time around, visitors to the mall will be welcomed by cute, cuddly teddy bears at the entrance and around the mall to give shoppers a warm and magical feeling, while bringing out the kid in every customer who patronises the Mall as we showcase the "Teddy Bear Land", said Mr. Poh Ying Loo.
At AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Onn, each of the three floors are well structured and planned. Shoppers are able to indulge in a wide range of gastronomic choices as they experience freestanding cafes and restaurants located prominently at the 2nd floor including teddy bear concept "kids zone", a specially designed area which will give a lasting impression to the kids.
In conjunction with the opening, visitors to AEON Mall Bandar Dato‚Äô Onn will be able to experience various exciting in-store promotions and discounts. At the official ceremony, the Malaysian AEON Foundation made a contribution of RM20,000 each to 3 charity homes located in Johor Bahru namely, Pertubuhan Kebajikan & Rumah Anak Yatim Shafar, Gateway Community Centre and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Puspanesam.
About AEON CO. (M) BHD.
AEON CO. (M) BHD. is a leading General Merchandise Stores (GMS) cum supermarket chain in Malaysia, with 27 AEON Malls, 34 AEON Outlets and 3 MaxValu Supermarkets across the country. In the spirit of the name AEON, which means eternity in Latin, AEON‚Äôs goal is to work together endlessly with its customers, suppliers, business partners, shareholders and the community to create a future of limitless promises. Incorporated in 1984 in response to the Malaysian Government‚Äôs invitation to help modernize the country‚Äôs retailing industry, AEON‚Äôs chain of stores strive to satisfy the ever changing needs and desires of consumers. Guided by its ‚ÄúCustomer First‚ÄĚ philosophy, the company‚Äôs acute understanding of the target market needs, aided by optimal product-mix, AEON surpasses consumer expectations and enhances their experience every time they shop. All this is encapsulated in the tagline ‚ÄúAEON Enriching Your Lifestyle‚ÄĚ.
AEON also strongly supports environmental sustainability by championing various recycling, energy conservation and tree planting causes, by engaging and encouraging various parties, including staff, customers, NGOs, government agencies and the community at large to participate.
In 2015, AEON introduced the ‚ÄėDo Mall‚Äô initiative as part of its rebranding exercise to rebrand AEON Shopping Centres to AEON Mall. The initiative marks a next step in product innovation whilst maintaining customers‚Äô favourites, a yearlong activities to enhance shopping experience and a new refreshed AEON Mall with more offerings from food, to entertainment, to fashion and to community events.
AEON has been awarded the Gold for the Retail category by Putra Brand Award for 6 consecutive years since 2011. AEON was also awarded Green Leadership by Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards in 2011 and 2010.
For more information, please visit: www.aeonretail.com.my or www.facebook/aeonretail.com.
Corporate Communication and CSR, AEON CO. (M) BHD.